I'm somewhat new to knitting, but have started a small
collection of items and was curious what some of the more seasoned knitters would recommend as essentials.
I have :
- set of 9" clover bamboo straights (sz 8-15)
- 29" Singer circulars (sz 8 and 9) - not so happy with these
- odd and end metal needles that I've "inherited"
- stitch holders, row counters, place markers, cable needles, knitting gauge with needle sizer
I'm really interested in circulars and double pointed needles. What sizes are the best to have? Metal vs bamboo? Length? I really want to knit hats, mittens, and socks mostly. I've read and understand the whole magic loop trick, but not sure if I like it. Has anyone ever bought bamboo needles from China? (quality?)
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!